Private sex add
Private sex add
— One of the ongoing complaints I see amongst my readers and in society in general is sex. It’s led men to drink, drugs and dodgy sub-reddits. Today, I’m going to do something that nobody else has done: I’m going to give you the secret to getting ((So many jokes…)). No “free-sample-now-pay-for-the-rest.” No dodgy links. The idea that women evenwanted sex was a heretical thought. In fact, in the western Classical Age, women’s sexuality was considered to be in many ways superior to men’s.
In fact, the dominant narrative for the last two hundred years has been that women are inherently the “purer” sex, the ones who are biologically inclined to monogamy, who are the less lustful of the species. You want to know the main reason why sex seems so damned difficult to come by unless you’re one of the blessed few who seem to have an intrinsic grasp of social dynamics? Over generations, society has placed barrier after barrier between women and their own sexuality. More specifically: it’s the way that society has treated and socialized women for literally of years.In Ovid’s of women’s sexual pleasure in order to ensure conception…the female orgasm was considered to be as important, if not more so, than the man’s.Not, mind you, that this meant that women’s sexuality was embraced or approved of.
The madonna/whore dichotomy was well and truly in place early on.
In the Talmud, Adam’s first wife Lilith is expelled from Eden for trying to take the superior role in sex – riding her husband rather than laying back and thinking of Babylon; after her expulsion she goes on to lay with the wild beasts of the desert and becomes the mother of demons.
Eve’s sin – giving in to temptation – is the burden of gender.
This idea would go on to shape not just the perception of women, but the understanding of human sexuality.
We like to think that we’re a logical species – that we see the world with gimlet-eyed clarity and a belief in science and evidence above all else.
After all, we’ve tamed the deserts, charted the oceans, harnessed the atom and conquered outer space…